China: Beijing regime blocks pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers

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November 7, 2016
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"Two radical Hong Kong lawmakers who support the semiautonomous territory's independence from China have been banned from serving in the local legislature after Beijing stepped in to issue a rare interpretation of the Basic Law, Hong Kong's constitution. It is Beijing's most severe infringement on Hong Kong's autonomy since the U.K. returned the colony to Chinese rule in 1997. The lawmakers, 30-year-old Sixtus 'Baggio' Leung and 25-year-old Yau Wai-ching, are being penalized for delivering oaths of office that authorities considered seditious." (11/07/16)

http://time.com/4560174/hong-kong-china-lawmakers-legislature-oaths/  

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